West Brom v United: Mourinho Confirms Zlatan Starting Role; Rules Out Bailly, Shaw, Mkhitaryan

West Brom v United: Mourinho Confirms Zlatan Starting Role; Rules Out Bailly, Shaw, Mkhitaryan

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will lead the attack when they take on West Brom at The Hawthorns on Saturday reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Mourinho whose side have chalked up three consecutive wins, will be without Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the game.

"Yes. Tomorrow is a last effort, then a week without football. They need it, especially now," Mourinho said during his pre-match Press Conference on Friday.

"In some positions you can protect yourself. As a striker it is impossible to hide. He (Zlatan Ibrahimovic) will play again tomorrow..

"Chris Smalling will be back tomorrow. Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are still out.

"Eric Bailly (ankle) not so hard. Still out. No surgery. I don't know when he will be back."

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss also hinted that the club have no transfer targets and will not stand in the way of any player who wants to leave in January.

"I am quiet and calm. We will see what happens. I would like to keep my squad the same, but I never stop people from feeling happier and getting a different direction for their careers.

"If that moment arrives in January we will have to react. But are we chasing someone for 1 January? Not at all."

He also expressed his thoughts on which British managers are not weii regarded.

"If you manage big teams – Real Madrid, Inter, Barca, Bayern, Juve, Borussia Dortmund – you have targets. Obviously those targets are impossible for people like Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew, Mark Hughes, David Moyes.

"Tony got trophies everywhere. By trophies I mean not relegated with Stoke, West Brom, Crystal Palace. He has lots of trophies. He has reached his targets. Like Sam Allardyce – never relegated. You don't expect him to be the champion.

"English managers are not looked at like they should."